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Egypt’s Sisi intensifies control over cybersphere

Egypt has increased the policing of cyberspace through a new law ratified over the weekend that permits prosecution for a umber of new “vaguely-defined” offenses. The new law only applies to users to 5,000 or more followers and subjects them to liability and censorship for sharing “fake news,” incitement of violence or hatred, discrimination, defamation, or insulting religion. The law will likely be used by the Sisi administration to crackdown on opposition and the free press. 

Source: Egypt’s Sisi intensifies control over cybersphere | Asia Times

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